Library Vest by Churchmouse Yarns

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With simple styling that lends itself to the classroom, workplace, or weekend, this vest is so classic, so quintessential, it could become your uniform. The jumper length has a certain schoolgirl chic. The abridged, hip-length version is a flattering layer without the bulk of a sweater. Either way, it’s a nice little primer of techniques you’ll use again and again.

Sizes:
Finished bust: 39 (43, 47, 51, 55)"/ 99 (109, 119.5, 129.5, 140)cm, after seaming.
To fit bust sizes: 32–34 (36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50)"/81–86 (91–96, 102–107, 112–117, 122–127)cm with ease of approx. 5–7"/ 12.5-18cm. For more ease, choose a larger size.

Lengths:
Finished body length: Measured from high shoulder (where shoulder meets neck) to hem.
Shorter version: 24 (24½, 25, 25½, 26)"/61 (62, 63, 65, 66)cm.
Longer version: 32 (32½, 33, 33½, 34)"/81 (83, 84, 85, 86)cm.

Yarn:
Choose a DK-weight yarn that typically knits at 22 sts to 4"/10cm or a combination of yarns that results in a soft fabric with some body when knit at that gauge.

Shorter version: Approx. 855 (960, 1065, 1170, 1295) yds/782 (878, 974, 1070, 1184)m.
Shown in orange Rowan Felted Tweed (191yds/175m per skein); Color 154. Model is wearing 39"/99cm finished size with 6"/15cm of ease.

Longer version: Approx. 1125 (1265, 1395, 1530, 1675) yds/1029 (1157, 1276, 1400, 1532)m.
Shown in grey in Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK (252 yds/230m per skein); Color 8, Coal. Model is wearing 43"/109cm finished size with 8"/20cm of ease.

Needles & Notions:

  • US 6 (4mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
  • US 4 (3.5mm) 24"/60cm and 16"/40cm circular needles or 2 US sizes/.5mm smaller than gauge needle.
  • Locking markers or coiless safety pins for ‘clip-and-turn’ and for button placement.
  • Stitch holders.
  • Darning needle to finish.
  • ⅝"/16mm buttons: 7 for shorter version, 9 for longer version. Needle; thread or yarn.

Notes:

  • This is a physical pattern.
  • This pattern includes both photo tutorials and technique walk-throughs.